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Treatment of esophagopleural fistulas using covered retrievable expandable metallic stents.

Authors
  • Kim, Tae-Hyung1
  • Shin, Ji Hoon2
  • Kim, Kyung Rae3
  • Park, Jung-Hoon4
  • Kim, Jin Hyoung4
  • Song, Ho-Young4
  • 1 Department of Radiological Science (T.-H.K.), College of Health Science, Kangwon National University, Gangwon Province, South Korea. , (North Korea)
  • 2 Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology (J.H.S., J.-H.P., J.H.K., H.-Y.S.), University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, 388-1, Pungnap-2dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-736, Korea. Electronic address: [email protected] , (North Korea)
  • 3 Department of Radiology (K.R.K.), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  • 4 Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology (J.H.S., J.-H.P., J.H.K., H.-Y.S.), University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, 388-1, Pungnap-2dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-736, Korea. , (North Korea)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2014
Volume
25
Issue
4
Pages
623–629
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvir.2013.12.015
PMID: 24529548
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Placement of a covered expandable metallic esophageal stent for the palliative treatment of EPF is technically feasible, although the rate of clinical success was poor secondary to fistula persistence or reopening. Fistula reopening was caused by the gap between the stent and the esophagus or by stent migration, and additional interventional treatment was useful to ensure enteral nutritional support.

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